Volunteer with St John Ambulance
If you’re over 18 and want to help us save lives in your
community, we’d love you to join our team. Whatever you enjoy
doing, and however much time you can commit, there’s a volunteer
role for you.
If you are under 18, you can get
involved with one of our youth programmes. This will
give you the opportunity to learn first aid alongside other
important life skills. Please note: we are unable to support work
experience at this point in time.
Step 1: find the right role
Whatever your skills, there’s a volunteer role for you:
aider – be part of a team that saves lives. As a first
aider, you’ll deliver care to people in need at public events in
- Professional clinical roles – nurses,
doctors and paramedics play a vital role for us at larger events.
Clinical leaders support the professional development of our first
aiders and help us keep our standards high
- Working with young people – can you
inspire the next generation of life savers? As a youth leader,
you’ll encourage and inspire young people from all walks of life to
develop their potential
- Management positions – whether it’s
looking after your local unit, or supporting a number of units in
your area, as a volunteer manager you’ll gain experience and
develop your skills, and help us deliver our life saving work
roles – we’re also looking for volunteers who can lend
their expertise to roles such as safeguarding, human resources,
quality assurance, fundraising and communications, and health and
Find your volunteer role
Step 2: search vacancies
Once you’ve found a role that’s right for you, use our postcode
search tool to find a volunteer vacancy near you, and submit an
Step 3: we'll be in touch
If you're shortlisted for the role, we'll get in touch to
arrange an interview. Our recruitment process page has more
information about what to expect.
What you’ll get in return
Volunteering is a fantastic way to enhance your CV, meet new
people and connect with your community. Volunteer with us, and
we’ll teach you first aid (whatever role you’ve signed up to), and
provide you with equipment and uniform if required.
We’ll make sure that you get all the training and support you
need to excel in your role. Through our intranet, SJA Connect, you
can access resources to do your work, keep up to date with news and
keep in touch with your colleagues.
Who can get involved?
Adult volunteers need to be over 18 years old – if you’re not
yet 18, visit our young people section to
find out about opportunities for to you.
St John Ambulance (England) covers all of England. If you don’t
live in England, find out about volunteering opportunities near you.
Phone: 08700 104950 (ask for the regional
volunteer HR team). Calls cost 2p per minute plus your phone
company’s access charge.